Apple is Beta Testing a 'Fix' for the Evasi0n Jailbreak

Apple is Beta Testing a 'Fix' for the Evasi0n Jailbreak

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Apple is beta testing a new version of its iOS firmware that will block the Evasi0n jailbreak, according to Forbes.

The iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 has been analyzed by planetbeing (David Wang) and it patches at least one of the five bugs used to jailbreak. Specifically, the flaw in the operating system's time zone settings is no longer there.

The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.

“If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work,” Wang said. “We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.”

Typically, Apple blocks any jailbreak exploits in the next version of its operating system; however, the company was forced to release iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2 rapidly due to critical bugs in the release of iOS 6.1.

Planetbeing hasn't had a chance to test the latest beta for all the bugs it might fix.

“If they patch most of the bugs,” Wang says. “Then we’re starting from scratch.”

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Apple is Beta Testing a 'Fix' for the Evasi0n Jailbreak

zeppy - February 28, 2013 at 2:35pm
F u Apple. Think we are still going to buy your "overpriced, crippled choices and locked down products? Apple why not become less rotten and mend your evil greedy filthy ways with your products and software?
hyahoo - February 26, 2013 at 5:23pm
i never have a shred of respect to developer that doesnt even have shred of innovation like steve jobs,(a.k.a money making -dumbmachine) neither guilt or troubled feel. those apes need to be taught a lesson for thinking apps is actually just a way to making money and never go beyond that. it`s pretty bad hatred to point i want to destroy them completely, each and every piece. but on the opposite i always paid to developer i paid respect to, even more than normal usually. intrigued by their deep insight and creativity why should i not pay?
Russell - February 26, 2013 at 7:08pm
Sorry. I don't understand Klingon.
Brian - February 26, 2013 at 12:54am
Guess I'm stuck on iOS 6.1.2 for awhile
Ooh - February 25, 2013 at 10:59pm
What a load of old sh*t, Apple release the jailbreaks and Apple patch the jailbreaks and then pretend the jailbreakers jailbroke it. The Dev team and all the other crap heads work for Apple. Psshh
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